I picked this book up and skimmed the back, then opened the cover and checked out the cast list. I bought the book immediately after purely because Crowley’s description read, “An angel who didn’t so much fall as saunter vaguely downward.” The rest of the book held up to all my preconceptions of what a collaboration between Gaiman and Pratchett should be – alternately hilarious and quirky at turns, the story is wonderful. It’s the apocalypse, but it’s funny. Laugh out loud funny, actually. This is one of my all-time favorite reads. Definitely a keeper – the type of book you wind up buying over and over again after loaning one copy out and never getting it back or dropping yours in the bath a few too many times.
— Caitlyn, Raleigh
The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.
“The Apocalypse has never been funnier.”
“Wacky and irreverent.”
“Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python.”
“From beginning to end, GOOD OMENS is side-splittingly funny . . . a ripping good time.”
“If you’ve never read [GOOD OMENS], don’t miss it now. Grade: A.”
“It could be called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armargeddon.”
“[L]ittle asides, quirky observations, simple puns and parody eventually add up to snorts, chortles and outright laughs.”
“What’s so funny about Armageddon? More than you’d think . . . GOOD OMENS has arrived just in time.”
“Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud.”
“A direct descendant of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”